Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowin' in the NC!!

Friday night the white stuff began to fall...and it kept falling through yesterday midday. We have about 6 inches of snow here, which is very, very unusual for Raleigh. So yesterday, this being Katy's first snow, we went outside to play for a little bit. Katy didn't last long because it was in the 20's, but Blake, Andrew, and I took turns going down the snow hill we build on our boogie board!! Also, church was cancelled today because of the snow, ha, this is hilarious!! These North Carolinians need to move to Rexburg Idaho to see what real snow is like. Anyway, here are some of the pics we took:
Andrew and Katy getting ready to try out the small hill
Blake and Andrew playing on the bigger hill made after Katy went in

Here are some pics of Katy before we went on our walk last week. As you can tell, she does not like to wear hats or anything on her head for that matter. Watch what happens after I put the hat on her head...

Just barely put it on

Going for it with her hand

Couldn't quite get it off, so now going for it with the other hand

And it's off!!

Cute things Katy has started to do:

* Wave her arms up and down like a bird when really excited

* Dance when music comes on by rocking forward and back while sitting and nodding her head

* Clap her hands and bang toys together

*Say num num num while eating her solid food

*Rock back and forth on her hands and knees (nope, no crawling yet!)

*Give open mouth kisses to mommy and turns her head away when daddy goes in for a kiss

*Put both hands up to her face and squish her face a little (whenever she does this we say "Oh my" to her.)

Friday, January 8, 2010

First Christmas

This Christmas was the first year that we decided to stay home and celebrate with just our little family. We had a wonderful time, just the 4 of us (we were glad Blake could be with us). Christmas eve I cooked my first turkey and surprisingly it turned out great!! We had a nice candlelit dinner and carried on my family's tradition by going caroling to some neighbors and friends in the ward.

On Christmas day, Katy was in heaven. She loved ripping all of the wrapping paper and loved the crinkling sound. Of course, she loved the paper even more than the toys and books she recieved!!! We took a few pictures of her opening presents and because the adults stayed in our pj's all day, we are not in any of the pics. Now, I wish I would have taken some family pictures anyway...bummer, oh well, Katy is of course the cutest one in our family so here she is!!!

I'm not quite sure what this face is about but I love it!!
Trying to open a very tricky present from Grandma Jojo

Lovin' her presents!

Lovin' her puppy
Lovin' the frosty book - she likes books a lot more than toys!
Katy is sooo much fun lately, she is getting to be such a big girl with a BIG personality. She will definitely tell you if she doesn't like something ie. birping her halfway through the bottle, not feeding her fast enough... she is a demanding little girl but we think it's because she's smart. After all, she does like books more than toys!! She recently got her first tooth (we'll it started to poke through on the 27th of December). Now both bottom teeth have broken through the gums so of course everything Katy touches goes in her mouth. She is sitting up pretty well now but no crawling yet, she's a little behind but oh well, she'll do it eventually. By the way at her six month check up here were her stats:
Height: 27 inches 90th percentile
Weight: 18 lbs. 90th percentile
Head: 48 c.m 90th percentile
The doctor told me, "We'll she's poportional, not too fat or thin, she's just right."
She is such a cute, sweet little girl and we love her more every day! Here are some more recent pics: